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There are concerns that new approaches to the synthesis of high quality face videos may be misused to manipulate videos with malicious intent. The research community therefore developed methods for the detection of modified footage and assembled benchmark datasets for this task. In this paper, we examine how the performance of forgery detectors depends on the presence of artefacts that the human eye can see. We introduce a new benchmark dataset for face video forgery detection, of unprecedented quality. It allows us to demonstrate that existing detection techniques have difficulties detecting fakes that reliably fool the human eye. We thus introduce a new family of detectors that examine combinations of spatial and temporal features and outperform existing approaches both in terms of detection accuracy and generalization.



	address = {Shenzhen, China (Virtual)},
	author = {Fox, Gereon and Liu, Wentao and Kim, Hyeongwoo and Seidel, Hans-Peter and Elgharib, Mohamed and Theobalt, Christian},
	booktitle = {IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2021)},
	doi = {10.1109/ICME51207.2021.9428101},
	isbn = {978-1-6654-3864-3},
	publisher = {IEEE},
	title = {{Video\-Foren\-sics\-HQ}: {D}etecting High-quality Manipulated Face Videos},
	year = {2021}

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